Monday, December 10, 2012

November Glossybox

I had noticed that I hadn't received my Glossybox for November.  I thought maybe they experienced some delays like other companies did.  I was going to give them a couple more days then email them but they emailed me first.  I got an email from them on December 5th that said it had come to their attention that I never received my box.  I'm not sure how they knew, maybe it was sent back to them or maybe they check the tracking numbers.  Either way they caught it and I got my box. 

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends 5 travel size beauty items a month.  You can sign up monthly for $21/month, 6 months for $115 (breaks down to $19.16/month), or yearly for $220 (breaks down to $18.33/month).  Shipping is included in all of these prices. The price is a higher than a lot of the other beauty companies but they say they include luxury items.  The company ships their boxes towards the end of the month so you will receive it at the end of the month.  At first I thought everyone received the same box, but that's not the case.  There has been some variation in the boxes but I'm not sure how the company based what to send to who because until recently the little beauty survey you take wasn't working. Since the survey is now working maybe people will start receiving more personalized boxes.   

The good:

The brands: They have well known quality brands like OPI, Zoya, Burberry, C.O. Bigelow, Ahava, Sebastian and other brands specific to other countries. 

The sizes: They send deluxe size samples and a couple of items were full sized.

The box: I know it's just a box but it's a really nice sturdy box in a nice shade of pink.  The only logo is on the top and it's not very big.  That makes this box perfect for reusing for a gift box. 

Information. They provide information on the products you receive and how much the full size is priced at.  I like knowing this info up front and not having to search for it. 

Free stuff: If you provide feedback on your products you earn Glossydots which will eventually earn you a free box. 

The not so good:

The price: This can be a little high for some people but if you want to receive known/quality brands it's worth it. 

My Glossybox Treasures. 

Contents of box w/retail value listed:

.035 oz. Illamasqua Lip and Eye Medium Pencil. Value = $14.08 (.05 oz. $20.00)

Full set of Incoco Nail Polish Applique. Value = $8.00

FULL SIZE Kryolan for Glossybox Blusher in Glossy Rosewood. Value = $9.00

.34 oz. Nume Style Arganics Argan Oil. Value = $5.18 (4 oz. $59.00)

.50 oz. Skin & Co Roma Truffle Serum: Hydro-Toning Day Face Serum. Value = $18.09 (1.01 oz. $36.00)

FULL SIZE Kryolan for Glossybox lipstick in Glossy Pink. Value = $14.00

$100 gift certificate for NuMe styling tools and hair extensions 

The total value of my Glossybox is $68.35.  The value is great on this box but I'm not too excited about the products.  The eye pencil is a really hideous orange color.  I don't use blush and this color seems really bright.  I'm not sure if the lipstick was an extra for the delayed shipment because it wasn't on the packing list.  If that's the case it's a nice thought but I received the same one in last month's box.  I do like the nail applique's, I find them very useful when I don't want to wait for polish to dry.  I have used argan oil before and liked it and I'm sure I'll use the day serum eventually.  

Verdict: I'm happy with my Glossybox although this wasn't my favorite box.  

** I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Glossybox.  I purchase these subscriptions myself. 


  1. That's awesome that they contacted you first! I love companies with good customer service!!

    1. yeah I was really shocked by that. way cool on their part